18 Nov 2021

Fixed-term Community Engagement Advisor – Waitaki/Dunedin

Statistics New Zealand – Posted by Stats NZDunedin, Otago, New Zealand

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Job Description

Mō mātou | About Us

As New Zealand’s national Statistics office, Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ is uniquely positioned to support the decisions that the Government, Māori and Iwi organisations, businesses, NGO’s and New Zealanders make every day. Our structure, culture and systems are designed with collaboration and customers in mind – mobilised and working together to realise our ambition: About Aotearoa, for Aotearoa – data that improves lives today and for generations to come.

Mō te tūnga | The role

We are looking for a dynamic Individual who is truly passionate about making a difference in their community. This is a fixed term role. You will be report to the Regional Manager and work alongside the Senior Advisor. You will also work closely with other regional teams that are also tasked with engaging and supporting communities for Census 2023.

We are a newly established team and as a Community Engagement advisor you will play a key role in navigating approaches to make sure community voices are heard so they can see themselves in the Census data. Embedding whanaungatanga and ‘awhi mai, awhi atu’ will be paramount to your engagement practice. You will be a remote worker and will be based from home.

Salary range: $68,106 – $92,144 negotiable depending on the successful applicants’ experience.

This is a fixed term contract until 28th April 2023 

Mōu | About you

As an authentic communicator, natural relationship builder and engagement specialist you see relationships as a way of being.

To work in this fast-paced environment you’ll bring the following skills and experience with you:

  • Strongly established relationships across multiple districts – Ashburton, Dunedin City, Clutha District, Southland District, Gore District, Invercargill City with a strong emphasis on the Waitaki District.
  • Ability to respond to Iwi, Māori and hāpu, and understands actions that reflect Treaty partnerships.
  • Strong cultural competence; able to understand and respond to the needs of communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in uplifting communities, including but not limited to; Māori, Pacific People, Youth, and Ethnically Diverse communities.
  • Experience in building stakeholder trust and confidence and ability as a community connector, collaborator, and facilitator.
  • Self-managing, resilient and self-directed with a high degree of personal accountability. Able to balance workload with sense of self.
  • Well connected, self-starter and passionate about making a difference in your community.
  • Understanding the complexity and cultural diversity of Pasifika communities through use of language and cultural knowledge

You will be joining an inclusive environment where people, regardless of gender, race, disability, religion or background are supported to be able to do their best work. This includes:

  • Flexible by default, life balance and work commitments
  • An environment that is safe, where you can be yourself (and is supportive)
  • Exciting and meaningful work that makes a difference to Aotearoa

How to Apply

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply If the above matches your skills and experience, don't delay. Apply via our careers site by Sunday 28th November 2021.  Any questions that haven't been answered in this advert or the position description or if you have difficulty with your application please email jobs@stats.govt.nz. We will be screening applications as we receive them in order to move swiftly to interview shortly after the advert closes on Sunday 28th November but may be removed earlier. You may be asked to complete pre-interview screen. Check out the careers site to find out more about Tatauranga Aotearoa Stats NZ. Note to Recruitment Agencies: unsolicited CVs will not be accepted, see the careers site for our process. You must have the right to live and work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this job.

Job Categories: Community Development. Job Types: Fixed-term. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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